Found only in Genesis 21:16 in the account of Hagar and her child: "And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot," literally "stretchings of a bow," a typical oriental way of indicating distance.
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BOWSHOT'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". <http://classic.studylight.org/enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T1652>. 1915.